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Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan : performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854, under the command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy, by order of the Government of the United States


Published 1856
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At head of title of v. 2: 33d Cong., 2d Sess. Senate. Exec. doc. no. 79

Some of the plates have hand-coloring

Vol. 2 (Natural history reports) by D.S. Green and others; v. 3 has title: Observation of the zodiacal light, from April 2, 1853 to April 22, 1855, made chiefly on board the United States Steam-Frigate Mississippi ... with conclusions from the data thus obtained, by George Jones

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

Vol. 2. Natural history reports by D.S. Green ... [et al.] -- v. 3. Observation on the zodiacal light, from April 2, 1853 to April 22, 1855, made chiefly on board the United States Steam-Frigate Mississippi ... with conclusions from the data thus obtained / by George Jones

SCNHRB copy (v. 1: 39088013479142, v. 2: 39088013479183, v. 3: 39088013479225) has a total of [137] leaves of plates (7 folded), may be lacking some of the plates

SCNHRB copy has inscribed in pencil at head of v. 1 t.p.: Wm. G. Temple

SCNHRB copy with v. 1 stamped on verso of t.p.: This book was presented by [in ink ms.] Dept of E. H.(?) G., U.S.N.A. June 16, 1949; v. 3 stamped on t.p.: Smithsonian Libraries [in ink ms.] Sep. 3, 1970

SCNHRB copy has v. 1 bound in green library buckram, title in gilt on spine; v. 2 bound in red library buckram, title in white on spine; v. 3 bound in original purple publisher's cloth binding, blind-embossed vignettes in center of covers, gilt-decorated spine


Volume v. 2
Publisher Washington : Beverley Tucker, Senate printer
Pages 562
Language English
Call number 39088013479183
Digitizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
Collection biodiversity
Notes Some plates had image/text run in the gutter

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